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Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge
Ranked #9 of 25 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We weren't looking for a palatial retreat nor did we want a cheesy motel with neon to match, we found and enjoyed the Horizon Inn.

Part of our holiday included a couple of nights in Carmel and the Horizon Inn ticked all the boxes. Clean, tidy, quiet and just off the beaten track we were fortunate to get a room with full sized balcony, a bed big enough to cross 2 time zones and a separate dressing/wardrobe area. All this with a view over the rooftops of Carmel and the Pacific Ocean. The room did have microwave oven facilities that it really didn't need as breakfast was provided each morning courtesy of the breakfast fairy who left picnic basket with croissants or danish, fruit, cereal and milk etc. outside our door every morning.

Check in and out was a breeze with polite and attentive staff whose local knowledge was excellent regarding various restaurants and local amenities, all served up with a smile.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Horizon Inn is a moderately priced hotel of great value. It is not a luxury hotel, rather is "high value for the money" for a downtown Carmel hotel/motel. It's only a short walk to restaurants and downtown, and a moderate walk to the beach. The service team were wonderful and worked with us to make sure we had a room we would enjoy. The breakfast basket was delightful. I would recommend the upgrade to a room with a full or partial ocean view - makes all the difference in feeling like you are part of the Carmel luxury vs any other generic hotel/motel room. Will definitely stay again on future romantic weekend getaways.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank jean b
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HorizonCarmel, Owner at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Thank you for your kind comment of "high value for the money". I'd like to think that is another way of saying "Affordable Carmel Luxury". We feel strongly that clean, comfortable rooms with amenities that make sense (ie large refrigerators, microwaves, free wifi, flat screen TV's, continental breakfast, down comforters) provide our guests with a quality stay but allow us to keep the rates affordable. We also realize the value of putting profits back into our properties. Repeat guests will tell you that we are constantly upgrading and renovating both the Inn and the Lodge. We look forward to sharing our progress and our properties with you for years to come.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

I can not say enough good things about the Horizon Inn. My husband and I came over the weekend of August 11th for my birthday and just had the best experience! The breakfast baskets at your door was the cutest thing ever, just made our experience so special. We stayed in the King Suite with the jacuzzi and fireplace and were so impressed! Really, not one complaint here. Stay at the Horizon Inn, you won't regret it!

Room Tip: The King Suite is worth the price, every bit.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Taylor M
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Our 4 night stay at the Horizon Inn was perfect in every way. The location is in a quiet area yet close enough to walk to all the shops and restaurants. Our room was cozy, comfortable, and had a gorgeous ocean view. The owners certainly pay special attention to detail by providing all the comforts of home. Our room had a small refrigerator, microwave, fireplace, and a lovely balcony. It's the little things they include that make such a difference. (Real creamer for coffee rather than that awful powdered kind, and there are even wine glasses in the room.) The light breakfast delivered each morning was wonderful and tasty. The bed was extremely comfortable, the linens were nice and housekeeping staff was great.
This inn is charming in every way! EXCELLENT. We can't wait to return. Thanks to the owners at Horizon Inn for making our stay in Carmel extra special.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank pattigirl4
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

I chose this property based in Tripadvisor previous reviews and the hotel site. This was the first (and up to now only time) that I became disappointed with Tripadvisor reviews.

This is ok motel like property, but miles and miles away of what anyone can consider as luxury (as it is stated in the hotel web page). No one to help with the luggage, no 24 hours front desk.

Unless you really value a fireplace in your room, you will have an experience close to a standard mid-range hotel (perhaps a little bit worse).

It neither a bad hotel, nor a great one. Just average.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank mcaetano70
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HorizonCarmel, Owner at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2012

Needless to say I was very disappointed to read this review and genuinely feel this review does not accurately reflect our inn. I am happy to see that an overwhelming majority of our customers would agree with me. As the owner I am constantly evaluating the services and amenities we provide and the cost to provide them. Sometimes we have to make tough choices to keep our prices affordable but most of the time we feel we make choices based on the feed back from our loyal customers. We appreciate that our customers like fresh cream with their coffee, a continental breakfast provided to their room, mattress toppers and down comforters on their beds, new linens, free wifi and night's in the outdoor jacuzzi under twinkle lights. As the owner I will continue to strive to make smart, informed choices so that our guests can enjoy many special touches at affordable prices.

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed for two nights. Nice room. OK breakfast brought in a basket to the door. Would have liked more bakery items, but that's OK! Awesome hot tub where they'll light a fire for you. We had a fireplace in our room which was wonderful. Very quiet, which we had wanted. Would stay again for sure!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank MaraFromToronto
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights with family.
Lovely rooms, very comfortable beds, great breakfast baskets and a hot tub in the open.

Perfect choice for Carmel & Monterey area

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
Thank SkidudeDave
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Additional Information about Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge

Address: Junipero Street and 3rd Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range: $152 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable luxury in the heart of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. We are a family owned and operated business. Spacious & attractive rooms, some with balconies, partial to full ocean views, stone fireplace and jacuzzis. Outdoor spa w/FP. Free Continental Brkfst to room. Free WiFi. Ocean View Lodge Rooms are pet-friendly cottage like suites with wood burning fireplaces and separate master bedroom. Cont. Brkfst to room. Free WiFi. Both properties are non-smoking and offer 100% off-street parking. Ask about our economical pet-friendly Annex rooms. ... more   less 
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